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. kathleen sebelius is going to be in front of energy and commerce on wednesday. i think that this picture, this story continues to unfold. mind, hold onat in to that for a second. invite you to the conversation mary agnes carrie. comment about the affordable ask questions, ask questions about the website. if you find yourself amongst the insured, 202-535-3880. uninsured, yourself 202-585-3881. find a line that best represents you. tweet us. we'll make the calls in a moment. starting with secretary sebelius. what do we expect to hear this week? > the same committee had the contractors in. so i think you can expect a lot of follow-ups. when did you become ware of problems. what specific steps did you take? house's the white involvement? why did you turn off the browsing feature at the beginning. it's there now. go to the site and look creating an without account. the thought was you could give them more information up front, the subsidy,fy for do they qualify for the medicaid expansion. sticker d reduce the shock that you will see on the browsing feature although on the browsing feature th
] ♪ froms coming up, testimony kathleen sebelius with problems on healthcare.gov. 7:00, washington journal is live. on the next washington journal, david corn test -- talks about the magazine's founding mission. then a study in the decline in the they've -- safety net of the poorest children. kroll -- ndy washington journal is live every morning starting at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> thursday, i hearing before the senate foreign relations committee. >> i never expected to write an entire book on cancer until i was diagnosed at a relatively young age. i was astonished at how different i thought i was, how different a was going through treatment than what i had heard about, that what i expect the cancer to be. it to be a well oiled aboute, where people knew my particular cancer. i found something different. i couldn't help but write about it. >> a cancer survivor explores the economic impact of cancer on american society. >> kathleen sebelius apologized wednesday for what she calls the low -- slow rollout of the health care website. she testified for >> good morning, everyone. let the camera
and that is our witness today, secretary sebelius. so i would urge my colleagues to stop hyperventilating. the problems with healthcare.gov are unfortunate and we should investigate them and then every american will have access to affordable health insurance. thank you, mr. chairman. >> before we swear in secretary sebelius, i want to clarify energy and commerce committee practice for swearing in of witnesses. the committee typically has two types of hearings. oversight hearings and hearings that focus on legislation and policy. secretary sebelius, for example, has testified previously before our committee to discuss issues relating to hhs budget or other policy matters. as is the case with all policy witnesses, secretary sebelius was not required to take an oath prior to testifying. today's hearing is different. it's an oversight hearing. it is a long standing committee practice to swear in all witnesses at oversight hearings whether they are private citizens or cabinet secretaries. >> mr. chairman, i thank you for your comments. i just want to join you in simply explaining that swearing
. mr. president, the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. taxpayers have spent $400 million to create exchanges, but after three and one half years still don't work. as a result, the white house had to announce last night that the key enforcement mechanism to their individual mandate, a $95 fine that increases every year, will be waived until the end of march of next year. that's fine for those currently without insurance. but for the millions being forced into the exchanges and losing their current insurance, there's no relief. just higher prices. a likely lapse in insurance coverage. a broken web site. and broken promises. we already know of 1.5 million americans are losing their policies because starting january 1, many insurance policies that they now have will not be legal under obamacare and because the exchange will not be working, they won't be able to choose another policy. this chart gives an example of what's going on. just in three states: california, florida
theft. what else are we going to learn this week, mr. president, when secretary sebelius testifies in the house tomorrow? will she actually open up? will she tell people the truth? will she give them the real numbers? or will she not admit to what is actually going on and refuse to answer the questions? how much worse does the obama administration's incompetence get? what will it take for the president to admit that his health care law has been a train wreck and that he'll have to delay it for at least a year? we know he's going to have to do it at least eventually. there is no way awful these problems will going to get fixed quickly and he's going to have to delay the individual mandate shall naindz says every american must buy, have, and prove they have health insurance and who's the enforcer? the i.r.s., the internal revenue service. the president should just go ahead and do it now and also delay all the other parts of the law, not just the mandate. it's time for president obama to really come clean with the american people about what his administration knew and then come to the
and exhausted. i know secretary sebelius will be here tomorrow answer the same questions you had. the key to all of this is make sure all americans have access to quality, affordable health care coverage in their life, period. there may be different ways to doing that but the real key is affordable. what can we bend the cost curve within the health care system so it's more affordable for all americans. you've been given a lot of tools under the affordable care act for cost containment, trying to get better value, good quality of care and much better price. what are you seeing out there right now in that regard and whether or not it's sustainable in the future? >> that's a great question. what we've seen in our early work with the innovation center and chiefly targeted at the medicare population, the more we tie quaultd and outcomes to payment, the better results we're getting for the individual and lower the cost trend. we've had probably three years of the lowest cost trend in medicaid that we've seen in the last 50 years. that doesn't mean that we don't have to keep fighting it every day. we w
on the implementation of the affordable care act and the healthcare.gov website. halfling sebelius testified -- kathleen sebelius does divide on wednesday and apologized for the flaws of the website as it was launched october 1. >> thank you. members of the committee, i left my position as governor of kansas for the opportunity to continue the work i've been doing for most of my over 35 years of public service to expand opportunities for all americans, gardens of geography or gender or income to have affordable health coverage. during my years as a state is a governor, a two-term i have worked on that effort that i care deeply about. there are still millions of americans who are uninsured as well as underinsured. forle have some coverage some illness, but had no real protection from financial ruin and no confidence he will take care of themselves and their families if they have an accident or an illness. and for them a new day has finally come. in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been miserably frustrating experience for way too many americans. including many who have waiting sometimes th
and humaw services secretary sebelius told stra this committee a dozen times that the administration will be law. ready october 1. we no w know the administrationus tolo was not ready and, just last t week, secretary sebelius read suggested they could have used e years to get the exchanges updm and running. week despite having three years totev get the system up and running, e years to get the system up and running, officials at the center of medicare and medicaid services, who are charged with implementing the exchanges added, and i quote, "due to a compressed time frame, the system wasn't tested enough." and frankly, three years should have been enough, and should the administration provided more transparent answers the reality of the challenges it was encountering in the implementation process, i suspect many of these glitches could have been avoided. while the website can eventually be fixed, the widespread problems with obama care cannot. almost daily we hear of reports of obama care increasing costs, harming job creation, and forcing americans off their current plan. these prob
. secretary sebelius appeared before this committee and repeatedly said obama care was ready. it clearly wasn't. doesn't the failed launch indicate many individuals are going to have to at least have as much difficulty complying with the individual mandate as big business had with the employer mandate, yet from the announcement last night, you've only given individuals a six-week delay. cms announced 700,000 people had submitted applications for exchange coverage nationwide, but with all the challenges you have been facing, there are some serious questions about what these applicants know. cbs news reported, "the shop and browse feature is not giving consumers a real picture. in some cases, people could end up paying double what they see on the website." so how many applicants applied based on the wrong premium information, do you know? >> the completed applications were done, the 700,000, these were individuals who completed applications and figured out if they were eligible for tax credit. i do not know where cbs news is getting their information about erroneous tax credits, so i can't addr
-span. wednesday health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was before a committee to talk about the problems with the healthcare.gov website and the problem people losing their current plans. we will show you that entire hearing on sunday about 10:35 in the morning. until then come here is a portion of the meeting as it took place on wednesday to the >> i want to go to the cost ofud the website and talk n about th website. this is what is happening right now. we hai ve had somebody in the bb trying to ousign on and it iswey down.ack it is not working. last night i asked for the cost from each of the contractors that were with us last week. so, can you give me a ballparkut of what you have spent on the g web site that does not work that individuals cannot get to, whatk is your cost estimate? >> so far, congresswoman, we have spent about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million has been expended on other i.t. to support the web. >> would you submit a detailed accounting of exactly what has been spent and when do you expect constituents to stop getting these kind of
this back under control. that's what constituents expect. >> kathleen sebelius testifying implementing in the new health care law. she will be at the energy and commerce committee live on 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. painting was originally grandmother's official white house portrait. in the 1960's lady bird johnson went looking for portraits to hang in the white house. she thought it was important. she looked high and low-end could not find my grandmother's official portrait. asked mrs. truman if she knew where that was. she says, yes, it's on my wall. should not have that. it belongs in the white house. i grandmother said it's that my tainting. that's my painting. eventually she gave up. >> first lady bess truman on our website c-span.org/firstladies. we continue our series live as we look at first lady maybe eisenhower. >> president obama and former president bill clinton praised tom foley who died earlier this month. the memorial services next on c- span. the head of medicare and medicaid taking questions on technical problems with the new website. a hearing on stand your ground law
. and kathleen sebelius will testify on capitol hill about implementing the capital law. she will be at the house energy commission live on c-span three. c-span. we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now, you can watch us in hd. the centers for medicare and medicaid services apologizes for the issues on the healthcare.gov website since his rollout. maryland testified before the house ways and means committee. a congressman chairs this three- hour hearing. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> this hearing will come to order. good morning. i would like to welcome marilyn tavener, the administrator at the center for medicare and medicaid services. welcome to the committee today. i look forwa
. sebelius hold up the data service as an example of what was working well with healthcare.gov. hub crashedhe data and took down the entire functionality with it. problems emerging, how should americans be confident these problems will be fixed at the end of october? verizon as you know, successfully resolve the problem overnight and as of 7:00 a.m. eastern time this morning, the data services were fully operational. the healthcare.gov team continues to troubleshoot the issues with the account creation theess and has opened enrollment tools back up to consumers. this was a part of the website that led to the website shutting down. it is now up and running again. problemsre are new emerging, separate from what we learned about in the first few weeks, doesn't that make it more likely that these problems will not be solved in the time limit -- now. we have several teams, many qualifiedighly experts addressing the identified and isolated problems that do exist and have existed with the website. and they are fixing them incrementally. that work continues. the improvements are happening every day.
.m. eastern, a replay of captain sebelius in her testimony today before the house energy and commerce committee. including covers of the new law provides. you're on c-span2, also at 8:00 p.m., coming up with a panel that was formed two and the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. it is due to report its recommendations in december. >> next, david cameron defends the uk's intelligence gathering program in light of recent allegations that the united states spent on several countries, including france and spain and germany and he also spoke about unemployment in britain. this is half an hour. >> there are over a million results and those who are investing in training young people. we were told that the government has programs that would be typical of a million jobs. isn't it time for us to understand and apologize. [cheers] [cheers] >> the british economy is on the mend. we see unemployment coming down. the numbers are going up and they are very great and forecasted to be almost three times as far as german and frankly the leader of the opposition said we would lose a million
-time-ization of our economy? this law, mr. president, is a mess, it's a mess. as secretary sebelius has said herself yesterday, the system is not functioning. now, maybe she was referring to no more than the narrow problems with healthcare.gov, but as the president keeps reminding us over and over again, obamacare is about more than just a web site. he's right about that. and that's why if the system is not functioning, it's just another sign that obamacare itself is simply not working. the president and his washington democrat allies understand this. that's why the white house is so eager to enroll everybody other than themselves into the exchanges. it's why they handed out a year-long delay to businesses. and that's why the washington democrats big labor allies are looking for their own special carveouts. well, what about everybody else? what about the middle class? where is their carve out? so far, washington democrats have resisted every attempt to exempt the struggling constituents that we all represent. the folks who ran this partisan bill through know it's not ready for prime time, and they s
sucker terry kathleen -- secretary kathleen sebelius. at 9:00erage begins a.m. eastern wednesday on c-span 3. off capitol hill, president obama is at fbi headquarters this afternoon. you will deliver remarks at the installation ceremony of james komi who was sworn in as fbi director last month. you can watch that live online at c-span.org. honoring jeb bush with its annual leadership award, the ceremony will include remarks by john boehner and south carolina senator tim scott. you can see that live at 7:30 p.m. eastern on c-span 3. the courtship of beth wallace and harry truman began here at her home in independence, missouri. >> when my grandfather visited independence, 26 miles from where he lived at the time in 1910, he often stayed across the street at the nolan house, which is where his aunt and two cousins live. one afternoon he was over there with his cousins with the family and his aunt brought in a cake late that my great-grandmother this isn her a cake and nolan had cleaned the cake plate and was asking if anybody would take it back over. whatandfather moved with my mother o
. chairman. thank you, secretary sebelius for your presence here today and your testimony. while i, too, am frustrated with the flawed rollout of healthcare.gov, i do appreciate your longstanding commitment to improving the health care options for all americans. and fixing this website quickly. i think it's important to note that in my home state of california, and other states, as well, the new exchange marketplace, we call it covered california, is working. and rates are as much as 29% less than those that they found on the marketplace last year. i'm thankful my constituents now have this option, and as i look around to implementation nationwide, it seems clear to me that political decisions in individual states have really made the difference for consumers. the governors and legislators, state legislators, that embraced this law are delivering for their communities, but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks should not now seem surprised that there are significant bumps along the way. this seems, to me, to be completely disi
: secretary sebelius was asked about his exact subject at last week's energy and commerce committee hearing. i want to play a little bit of that and come back and get your thoughts on her appearance before the committee. >> before, during and after the law was passed, the president kept saying if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. so is he keeping his promise? >> yes, he is. >> what do you say to the 300,000 people in florida that you just mentioned were the 28,000 in tennessee that cannot get health insurance, the plans are terminated. is he keeping their promise to them? >> guest: first of all the can get health insurance. they must be offered new plans, new options either inside of the marketplace or if they don't qualify for a financial subsidy they can shop -- they absolutely will have new coverage. >> host: julie appleby what was your biggest take away from secretary sebelius? >> guest: this demonstrates that the obama administration, this is adding into their difficulties so only do they have problems with the healthcare.gov site not working properly, but now they have this
what we are all going to be looking for this week is kathleen sebelius' testimony before the energy and commerce committee. she is secretary of health and human services. she will be testifying relating to the rollout of the enrollment web site which has been having a lot of problems in terms of its functioning and it terms of getting people enrolled in the insurance exchanges as part of the individual mandate that we have heard so much about. it is likely to be a partisan panel. republicans who don't like the president's health law are absolutely using this as fodder for their own arguments against the law and as an example of how the implementation has gone badly as they predicted. democrats are the ones to watch because they support the health care law and don't want it dismantled or repealed and are in a tough spot because they have to acknowledge that the web site is not working and needs to be fixed and people should be held accountable so they probably want to be walking that fine line between asking the tough important questions but not throwing the administration under the
. the house and senate budget conferees held their first formal meeting. secretary sebelius testified before congress on healthcare.gov. nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what
sebelius and i launched more than four years ago to recover taxpayer dollars and keep our people safe and to aggressively punish fraud and misconduct wherever it is found. the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people and the thetituted an abuse of public trust showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the hotel. as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best interest. andlaws enacted by congress the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kickbacks undermines the independent medical judgment of healthcare providers. it creates financial incentives to incr
committee. we'll have live coverage, 10:00 eastern time. wednesday, hhs secretary cath lean sebelius will be taking questions from the house energy and commerce committee. it is her first appearance before a congressional committee since the federal government health insurance website opened on the 1st of this month. we'll have that live 9:00 a.m. eastern also on our companion network, c-span3. >> the courtship of beth wallace and harry truman began at her home in independence, missouri. >> when my grandfather visited independence, which is 26 miles from where he lived at the time in grand view, this is 1910, he often stayed across the street at the nolan house where his aunt and two cousinses lived. one afternoon he was over there with his cousins, with the family, and his aunt brought in a cake plate that my great-grandmother, imagine wallace, imagine gates wallace, had given her a cake and mrs. nolan ad cleaned the cake plate and asking if anybody would take it over. my grandfather moved with what my mother once described as something approaching the speed of light and grabbed the
secretary kathleen sebelius on the right on your screen is testifying at a house hearing. problems with healthcare.gov website in the nation's health care coverage. we are tearing this live on c-span3. you can also get tonight at eight eastern on c-span. but coming up next on c-span2, the senate session will get underway and will include consideration of the nomination to be principal undersecretary of defense, a procedural vote to formally begin debate on the nomination will take place at 10:30 a.m. eastern. 60 votes are needed. we could see a series of procedural votes later on several executive nominations including north carolina democratic congressman mel watt to be the direct of the federal housing finance agency and patricia mr. litt to be united states district judge for the district of columbia circuit. and now live to the senate floor here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, the giver of gifts, thank you for your unchanging promises that we
conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified on capitol hill on wednesday about implementing the health care law. in the problems with the website to sign-up for health insurance. you can see the entire event online at c-span.org and here is a sample of the hearing. >> i want to talk about the website because this is what is happening right now with this website. we have someone trying to sign-on and it is down and it is not working. last week i asked from each of the contractors that were with us as of last week. can you give me a ballpark of what you have spent on the website that does not work that individuals cannot get to and what is your cost estimate? >> so far, congresswoman, we have spent about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million that has been expended on other i.t. situations to support the web. >> would you please the met a detailed accounting of exactly what has been sent and when do you expect constituents to start getting these kinds of error messages? >> i talked to the president of horizon ov
napolitano, and kathleen sebelius. louisiana and west virginia past a more democratic control of both houses. even florida suppose would controversial law passed the state senate unanimously and split democrats in house. when eleanor strengthens its law in 2004, state senator barack obama cosponsored the bill that was been unanimously approved. conversely many so-called red states impose a duty to retreat and even a more restrictive state courts have held that retreat is a required when preventing serious crime. indeed, is a universal principle that a person can use force when she recently believed its message to defend against an imminent use of unlawful force. where there's no duty to retreat as in most states, she is for the adjustment in using deadly force if she recently believed its message to prevent death or great bodily harm. a florida law is no different. it's not an easy defense to assert, and it doesn't mean you can shoot first and ask questions later. these laws are not a license to be a vigilante or behave recklessly. they just protect law-abiding citizens from having to leave
governors including jennifer granholm janet napolitano kathleen sebelius three louisiana and west virginia passed some of democratic control of both houses. even florida supposedly controversial law passed the state senate unanimously. when illinois strengthened its long-standing law in 2004 state senator barack obama cosponsored the bill that was unanimously approved. conversely many so-called red states oppose a duty to retreat and even more restrictive states courts have held that retreat is required when preventing serious crime. indeed it's universal crucible that a person can use force when she reasonably believes is necessary to defend defend against a minute use of unlawful force. where there is no duty to retreat she is further justified in using deadly force if she recently believes it's necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm. it's not an easy defense to assert and it certainly doesn't mean you can shoot first and ask questions later. these laws aren't a license to be a vigilante or behave recklessly. they protect law-abiding citizens. that is why this debate is emma. in
, secretary sebelius, as part of our continuing oversight of the health care law. we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues including transparency and fairness. over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. and despite the numerous red flags and lack of testing, they assured us that all systems were a go. something happened along the way. either those officials did not know how bad the situation was or they did not disclose it. sadly here we are now five weeks into enrollment and the news seems to get worse by the day. healthcare.gov was done last night at 5:00 p.m. it was down on monday and it crashed last weekend. even this morning when we attempted to view the site before the hearing, we were hit with an error message. but this is more than just a website problem. that was supposed to be the easy part, remember? americans were assured that their experience would be similar to other online transactions like purchasing a flight or ordering
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